‘Frozen,’ ‘The Lone Ranger’ Lead 2014 Oscar Nominations for Disney

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences named its nominees for the upcoming 86th Academy Awards, which will air in the United States on ABC on Sunday, March 2, 2014. While Saving Mr. Banks was snubbed from most of the main categories, it managed to garner a nomination for Best Original Score by Thomas Newman. But it was Walt Disney Animation Studios that shined this year, for two unsurprising nominations for Frozen: ‘Let It Go’ for Best Original Song (Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez) and Best Animated Feature where it will compete against Disney’s other contender, Studio Ghibli’s The Wind Rises.

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WATCH: ‘All Hail The King’ Marvel One Shot Extended Clip from ‘Thor: The Dark World’

'Thor: The Dark World' on Blu-rayWalt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios have shared with us the first minute of their new One Shot, titled ‘All Hail the King’ which will be featured as one of the bonuses on the February 25 release of  Thor: The Dark World Blu-ray (pre-order), which we have embedded below.

The short takes place after the events of Iron Man 3 in which Trevor Slattery is now an infamous icon. He’s also locked up in a high-security prison. Luckily, his newfound profile has brought him celebrity and protection on the inside — and the actor has gladly agreed to an in-depth profile with a documentary filmmaker. The short stars Sir Ben Kingsley — reprising his role — and Scoot McNairy.

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‘All Hail The King’ Marvel One Shot Stills (High-Res)

'All Hail The King' Marvel One Shot

As we first announced, one of the Blu-ray bonus features for Thor: The Dark World (available February 25) is a new Marvel One Shot titled All Hail the King. The short takes place after the events of Iron Man 3 in which Trevor Slattery is now an infamous icon. He’s also locked up in a high-security prison. Luckily, his newfound profile has brought him celebrity and protection on the inside — and the actor has gladly agreed to an in-depth profile with a documentary filmmaker. The short stars Sir Ben Kingsley — reprising his role — and Scoot McNairy.

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Marvel Films, ‘The Lone Ranger’ Shortlisted for Visual Effects Oscar Nomination Consideration

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that three of Disney’s films from the past year — both of Marvel Studios’ films, Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World as well as Jerry Bruckheimer’s The Lone Ranger have been shortlisted for nomination consideration in the category of visual effects (VFX).

The other films being considered for nominations in the category are: Elysium, Gravity, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Oblivion, Pacific Rim, Star Trek Into Darkness and World War Z. The shortlist was determined by the Academy’s Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee and members of the branch will have the opportunity to review a ten minute package from each film on January 9. Following the screening, the branch members will then select five of the films to be nominated.

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Marvel’s ‘Agent Carter’ One Shot Hi-Res Stills and Poster

Agent Carter Poster

In honor of the Blu-ray release of Iron Man 3, available to own on September 24 with digital download on September 9, 2013, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment and Marvel Studios have provided us with hi-res versions of stills from the bonus feature, the ‘Marvel One Short: Agent Carter’ film, along with its promotional poster. The fourth entry into the ‘Marvel One Shot’ series, ‘Agent Carter’ features Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter from Captain America: The First Avenger. The film takes place after the events of The First Avenger and offers the latest expansion of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The short will see its premiere at San Diego Comic-con later this week.

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‘Iron Man 3′ Blu-ray Additional Details Including Deleted Scenes Information

'Iron Man 3' on 3D Blu-ray Combo PackWith thanks to a couple of recent entries from the British Board of Film Classification (the rich man’s MPAA), we now have additional details regarding the bonus features for the Iron Man 3 Blu-ray which will be available to own on September 24 with HD Digital Download available beginning September 9.

In addition to the assigned titles of the deleted scenes (which not-so-coyly give insight as to what they may be about), we also have lengths for each bonus feature, all of which is provided below:

Deconstructing the Scene: Attack on Air Force One (8:19)

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‘Iron Man 3′ on Blu-ray September 24; Available as HD Digital Download September 9

'Iron Man 3' on 3D Blu-ray Combo PackAlthough there have been many rumors circulating around a domestic release date for this summer’s blockbuster, Iron Man 3, starring Robert Downey Jr. as eccentric billionaire Tony Stark, thanks to a DisneyStore.com listing for the 2D edition, we now have an official release date of September 24, 2013. Amazon.com lists the 3D/2D/DVD/Digital Copy Combo Pack available for pre-order.

Oddly enough, there is no mention of bonus features yet, but thanks to a tip from the forums at hidefninja.com, we have a list of potential bonus feature candidates from the Amazon Italy’s listing for the steelbook edition of the film. While we are still awaiting an official announcement for release (hopefully with confirmed list of bonuses), here are some ideas of what we might expect:

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‘Iron Man 3 Prelude’ Comic Free with Admission from Regal Cinemas Memorial Day Weekend

'Iron Man 3 Prelude' comic from Regal CinemasRegal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating the largest theatre circuit in the United States, today announces that for a limited time, every guest who purchases a ticket to Marvel’s Iron Man 3 in RealD 3D will receive a free Iron Man comic book. Beginning Friday, May 24 until Monday, May 27, more than 400 participating Regal Cinemas, United Artists and Edwards Theatres will distribute the special edition comic books, while supplies last.

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New Disney Arrivals at Hot Topic for April 24, 2013 (23 Items)

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‘Iron Man 3′ Fun Facts, Suit and Prop Exhibition at Disneyland (Minor Spoilers)

'Iron Man 3' Payoff PosterWalt Disney Studios has provided us with these ‘fun facts’ for Marvel’s Iron Man 3, arriving in theaters on May 3, 2013, which we present to you below. In addition, Disney Parks today announced that beginning April 13, its Innoventions attraction located in Disneyland’s Tomorrowland in Anaheim, California will be hosting a ‘Stark Expo’ of sorts, featuring actual set pieces from the film. The ‘Iron Man Tech Presented by Stark Industries’ exhibition will give Disneyland park guests the chance to see Tony Stark’s Hall of Armor, featuring Iron Man suits Mark I-VII -– the same suits featured in Iron Man 3. Guests will even be able to virtually ‘suit up’ via simulation technology, that will allow them to see what it’s like to operate the latest pieces of the Mark 42 Iron Man armor, even getting the chance to test out its infamous repulsor blasts. The exhibition is scheduled to run through September.

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